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Creggs – 43
Loughrea – 7

At half time with just a Shane Dowd penalty separating the sides few could have foreseen how the second period would unfold, particularly when the first chance fell to Loughrea with their normally reliable Paddy Burke hooking a kickable penalty after 5 minutes. 2 minutes later Creggs made the breakthrough, no. 8 Kevin Brandon powering over for a try near the posts after good work by Shane Dowd and Sean Quinn in the build-up. Dowd added the conversion and within a minute was back for a second after Creggs scored directly from the kick-off. Bernard Kilcommons fielded and surged through, the ball was carried forward by Tom Fleming who fed Quinn and the right winger ran the cleanest of lines diagonally from 50 metres out to touch down between the posts. Dowd put through left-winger Ryan Horan for Creggs third try with a deft kick which Horan collected on the bounce, Dowd converting from the touchline. Creggs were now 24 – nil ahead and things got worse for Loughrea as their no. 7 Fergal Braddock was yellow-carded mid way through the half. 5 minutes later flanker Alan Brandon added a fourth try, Dowd’s conversion rebounding off the upright, his only miss from the tee all afternoon. Again Creggs attacked immediately from the re-start with Dowd outpacing the defence to score in the right hand corner and adding the conversion before Philip Leech rounded off the Creggs scoring with a sixth try again converted by Dowd. Loughrea wrapped up the scoring with a consolation try from youthful scrum half Neil Gunning in the last minute, Paddy Burke’s successful conversion being the final act of the match. This win, also marked by an impressive senior debut by scrum half Michael Farrell, keeps Creggs on course for a second place finish in the league, NUIG having secured the top spot. The last game of the season sees Creggs play third placed Tuam in a winner takes all at The Green on Sunday 03 April, second place will secure a promotion play-off for the winner.

Creggs : K Gavin, S Quinn, B Egan, T Callaghan, R Horan, S Dowd, M Farrell, T Fleming, S O Higgins, A Leech, T Oates, R Cassidy, A Brandon, P Lohan, K Brandon, K Rushe, B Donoghue, B Kilcommons, P Leech, S Crehan.

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Hi Folks,
Creggs Rugby Club are looking to take part in this year’s Big Rugby Run on May 22nd. The event format will see each registered team committing to running the 42-kilometer distance of a full marathon in your club colours – all while carrying a rugby ball! This distance will be completed as a relay, by teams of up to 21 members aged 10 and upwards. This means a Minimum of 2km per runner/walker. This year funds raised are going toward initiatives run by Tackle Your Feelings, a mental health and well-being programme ran by the Rugby Player Ireland foundation.
If interested, please let us know and once we have numbers competing, we will create a text group where all information will be put up for the next steps to follow. For any questions before signing up contact Kenneth Loughrey on 0857664010 or go to for information.
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Great to see so many of our minis back in the sunshine in Creggs this morning. Thanks to Shane, Graham and all our coaches for their great work. ... See MoreSee Less

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